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Please join RMERF for the 2017 Fall Count, Sep 20th – Nov 15th!
For past count details and reports, please refer to the Daily Count Resources


Announcement of celebration at hay Meadow

On Saturday September 16, 2017 at 2.30 pm the RMERF will celebrate the ‘unveiling’ of a new kiosk, signage and a memorial bench at the Hay Meadow count site in Kananaskis Country. The new signage will tell the story of the Golden Eagle migration, and will also provide more general information on raptors. The memorial bench is dedicated to Ruthie Oltmann a Bow Valley naturalist and long-time friend and supporter of the RMERF. There will be an elder and some Alberta Parks staff in attendance, as well as some RMERF observers.
There will be some refreshment compliments of Alberta Parks. All are invited.

Apologies for the late notice but there was earlier uncertainty over whether this event would take place.


25th Anniversary Celebration Review

The event was a great success. Held at Beaupre Community Hall – a lovely venue, an hour west of Calgary, many members and friends of RMERF attended, and shared stories of the 25 years of golden eagle and raptor counting.

Featured was a draft of new signage of for the Lorette site to be completed this fall and was on display for everyone to view and comment on about any suggested changes. A new video (still in production) was shown discussing what RMERF does using some great historic commentary clips and some scenic photos and clips of the golden eagles. Its purpose will be for public awareness and the producers hope to submit it to the Mountain Film festival. Continued over the afternoon was a panel discussion with Peter Sherrington, Cliff Hanson and Rosemary Power fielding questions about highlights from the emcee and attendees about their past 25 years since the start of the organization. Everyone also enjoyed some food and Anniversary cakes. The highlight of the evening was led by Peter Sherrington providing an interesting talk summarizing the last 25 years of research with RMERF.

Thanks to all those who attended, we look forward to the next 25 years.


Anniversary Event Registration

The Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation is hosting a “Celebrating 25 Years of Citizen Science Golden Eagle Research” on Sunday, May 28, 2017. This is open to all interested. Registration is by donation. Details can be found in the pdf linked to the image.

If you are planning to attend, Please RSVP by May 25th.

Register online at https://RMERF25thAnniversaryCelebration.Eventbrite.ca


Casino Fundraiser: Thanks

A big thank you again to all who helped at the RMERF casino!  It is only through support of many people (and the family members brought along!) that financially RMERF can strongly continue in its golden eagles and raptors migration observations, reporting, and educational outreach functions.  During the casino two days, I think too we had fun,  reviewed the Foundation work, and had some great conversations about life in general……  I thank too, our Advisors Val and Tony in leading us in the various roles, and dealing with chips and cash.
On top of the casino funds we receive, we made tips of $66.60.  We will know the final amount of funds from the two nights in September.

RMERF Field Celebration 2017

Although a little late, here are some great photos from our Field Celebration gathering at the Lorette count site on March 20th, 2017.

CR Cliff Hansen

CR Cliff Hansen

CR Cliff Hansen


RMERF In The News (Spring 2017)

Updated as media coverage is published.

CBC Radio Canada – Un endroit unique au monde: l’autoroute migratoire des aigles royaux. 2017/04/21, Link.

CTV National – TV (no link) and Web: Volunteers gather to marvel at raptors along Alberta’s ‘eagle highway’. 2017/03/29, Link.

CTV News – Video from Hay Meadow today – The footage is between 26:23 and 27:34. – 2017/03/21, Link.

CBC News – How Alberta’s eagle expressway was spotted 25 years ago – 2017/03/20, Link.

CBC Calgary Eye Opener – Golden Eagle Count – Interview with Peter Sherrington – 2017/03/20, Link.

Pincher Creek Voice – Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation celebrates 25 years  – 2017/03/19, Link.

Calgary Herald – Golden eagles: The mystery and history of one of Alberta’s most fascinating birds – 2017/03/18, Link.

Calgary Sun – Into the journey of golden eagles, thousands of whom migrate over Alberta every year – 2017/03/18, Link.


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